Clarksville in Clark County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
History’s Great Explorers
Lewis & Clark
Acclaimed National Heroes
The Eastern Legacy
October 14, 1803
Meriwether Lewis came from Washington, D.C. and
met William Clark at the Falls of the Ohio
“When they shook hands, the Lewis and Clark Expedition began.”
Undaunted Courage, Stephen E. Ambrose
Meriwether Lewis and William Clark while quartered at the George Rogers Clark Homesite overlooking the Falls of the Ohio, fulfilling a Presidential Order by Thomas Jefferson, recruited, enlisted, and trained the leadership of the military expedition to explore the American West.
October 26, 1803
The “Corps of Discovery” departed from Clarksville at the
Falls of the Ohio on their journey to the Pacific Ocean to
explore the American West.
November 5, 1806
Lewis and Clark returned to the
Falls of the Ohio.
October 26, 2003
Statue Dedicated during the National Lewis and Clark Bicentennial
In Memory of Stephen E. Ambrose
This boulder, the base, is Jeffersonville limestone from the Devonian Coral Period.
The geological age is 387,000,000 years old.
This same layer of rock is found in the Ohio River at the Falls of the Ohio State Park
Marker series. This marker is included in the Lewis & Clark Expedition marker series.
Location. 38° 16.554′ N, 85° 45.784′ W. Marker is in Clarksville, Indiana, in Clark County. Marker is at the intersection of W. Winbourne Avenue and W Riverside Drive, on the right when traveling south on W. Winbourne Avenue. Touch for map. Located in Falls of the Ohio State Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 201 W Riverside Drive, Clarksville IN 47129, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. River Navigation (within shouting distance of this marker); General LaFayette (approx. 1.1 miles away); Warder Park (approx. 1.1 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.1 miles away); Civil War Memorial (approx. 1.2 miles away); General George Rogers Clark (approx. 1.2 miles away in Kentucky); Duty Honor Country (approx. 1.2 miles away); Louisville Wharf During The Civil War Years (approx. 1.2 miles away in Kentucky).
Also see . . .
1. Lewis and Clark Expedition on Wikipedia. (Submitted on May 29, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. Falls of the Ohio State Park, Indiana Department of Natural Resources. (Submitted on May 29, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
3. Falls of the Ohio Organization (Submitted on May 29, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
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